First impression of the room is that it is BEAUTIFUL. The room feels bright and is complimented well with blue felt and comfy, height adjustable chairs. With the exception of a few spots, the room is well spread out with room to move around whether you're in your seat or observing. Sports book is connected to the room and there is a washroom directly in the poker room meaning you never have to leave!
Played 1/3 and found the game (like most 1/3 games) pretty straight forward. There are a couple factors that are going to increase the difficulty of the games at Encore;
1. max buy-in for 1/3 is $500. While not all players will max buy, you may find yourself pretty short at some tables if you like to buy in for $200 or less.
2. self parking is convenient which will bring in locals.
Promotions and Comps:
This room offers $1.50/hr in comps. While not as high as comparable MGM properties which offer $2/hr, I was told that Red Card comps do not expire whereas their competitions comps expire yearly. No jackpot drop but rake is $5 which is higher than Aria/Bellagio ($4).
Excellent. Some dealers on the late night shift seemed somewhat new but none were too slow or annoying. I had great interactions with their dealers.
Food and Drink:
This was average. Maybe it was just the table I was at, but there were a few sessions where our table was missed on a couple rounds and when drinks were ordered, the wait time was longer than what should be expected in a high end room.
No decisions were required when playing. Only interactions with management was when checking in and they were friendly and kept the list moving very well.